There are 12 Jyotirlingas in the world. Out of this, the Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga is the most special. According to the verse of Shiva Puranokta Dwadash Jyotirlinga Stroth, the names of all the 12 Jyotirlingas are known as their own place area.
सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथंच श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् |
उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारममलेश्वरम् ||
In this verse, Mamleshwar has been described as Jyotirlinga in Omkareshwar region. Both Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are the form of the same Jyotirlinga. Mamaleshwar is on the south bank of the Narmada, and Omkareshwar sits on the Omkar Parvat towards the north bank of Narmada. Maa Narmada is in the middle of both temple.
Ma Narmada is daugher of shiva. The father has special affection for his daughter, that is why Sakshat Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are seated on both sides of Maa Narmada. If Omkareshwar is the soul of Shiva, then Mamaleshwar is the body of Shiva, together fulfills the recognition of a Jyotirlinga.
The right name of Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga is Amareshwar .
Vindhya practiced hard penance of Shiva to make him superior to all mountains. Seeing the harsh penance, Gods and Rishis had prayed to Lord Shiva to remain stable in the Vindhya region. Lord Shiva accepted the request and remained here in Ling form, the Omkarling located here divided into two forms. The Sadashivas who existed under Pranav is known as Omkar.
Similarly, the Jyoti which was revered in Parthivamurthy is called Parmeshwar or Amaleshwar Jyotirlinga.
Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
This temple is a five-storied temple with pagoda on each floor. There are six more temples in this temple compound. The best stone temple is now under archeology. Lord Shiva has been worshiping here in the form of Partheswar Linga since the time of Goddess Ahilya Bai. Mamaleshwar Mahadev Temple situated on the south bank of Maa Narmada with the skyscraper flag. This flag is constantly waving. There are many temple in this temple compound. All these temples are protected under the patronage of the Central Archaeological Department.
In the Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, there is a mantra mentioned on the north and south walls in the outer chamber of the sanctum sanctorum of temple. It looks like these mantras must have been engraved. All the words have been engraved equally and clearly and beautifully. We cannot even write on paper the words of such beautiful and uniform structure that are carved on these stone walls.
Actually, it is nothing less than a mystery to us.
Many people come to the temple but only a few people see these inscriptions. These inscriptions also have amazing questions.
In response to these questions, we got the great mantra and OM Namah shivay, we have also been reading these inscriptions. These inscriptions were engraved in 1063 AD.These beautiful structures have Maa Narmada Stuti and Halayud Strotra and Shiva Parvati Praise along with Mahim mantra.